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ziggy

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Infrared Heating
« on: January 02, 2009, 06:26:03 am »

greetings

does anyone have experience with infrared heating systems in a studio? we would like to install one of those in our live-room. it basically heats up the things in the room like furniture, people and the instruments and not the air itself.

would this pose a threat to pianos, mics and guitars?

thank you!
luc
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Re: Infrared Heating
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2009, 07:16:37 am »

ziggy wrote on Fri, 02 January 2009 05:26

greetings

does anyone have experience with infrared heating systems in a studio? we would like to install one of those in our live-room. it basically heats up the things in the room like furniture, people and the instruments and not the air itself.

would this pose a threat to pianos, mics and guitars?

thank you!
luc


It's a good system, I had an interest in that for a while as well.

But I'd be worried about instruments tuning etc. Can't be good that they heat up/cool down/heat up/... - especially during sessions.

So good, but not for studios...
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Re: Infrared Heating
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 01:27:03 pm »

thank you, thomas!

that's what i was fearing... too bad, seemed like a reasonably priced solution to our problem... on with the search!

luc
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Re: Infrared Heating
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2009, 12:12:10 am »

What about a radiant heat system built into the flooring?? We're doing a number of projects with this solution now. It's not cheap, but it's green if using a ground water heat pump, and it isn't as dry as forced air systems...
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Re: Infrared Heating
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2009, 02:12:22 pm »

hi franman

problem is, the floor is concrete, and we didn't want to lose height in the room.

it wasn't really that cold when we started building, but this winter over here in switzerland is very cold.

we use electrical heating now and get by comfortably. not the greenest of solution unfortunately, but cost effective, since we need the heating just for about 4 months a year.

thanks for your suggestion!

luc
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Re: Infrared Heating
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2009, 08:08:10 pm »

We have done two projects now with successful radian heat solutions and floated concrete slabs. The latest one actually uses a dual radiant system with a system of pipes in the structural slab (under) the floated floor. This system keeps the ambient envelope temperature at a reasonable level thus making heat loss from the room above minimal. A second system is embedded in a plywood subfloor system that is attached directly to the floating concrete floors (jack up slabs). It was tricky detailing the piping and connections but we worked through it. This is quite an elegant system, but not easy or practical to implement post-slab work.
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